Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Eugenic BBC Poll
Listeners of the Archers are asked to vote on the future of Down's Syndrome Baby.
Fans of the Archers are unhappy with a crass BBC poll asking them if one of the characters should abort the Down's syndrome baby. The characters recently learnt that their baby has the syndrome. A message on facebook reads, "Should they go through with the pregnancy?"
Initially the eugenic poll was defended by the poll, but later it agreed to calls for it to be removed. A spokesman from the BBC regretted any offence the poll may have caused.
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